This is a list of inland lighthouses in the United States. The United States has approximately seven lighthouses that are inland. The inland lighthouses in the United States have generally been built to mock their coastal counterparts.
|Lighthouse name||State||Nearest town||Location||Type||Description||Photo|
|Chickasawhay River Lighthouse||Mississippi||Leaksville||Built between 1840 and 1850 as a general mercantile store and working lighthouse for riverboat traffic on the Chickasawhay River.|
|Providence Lighthouse||Utah||Cedar City||A mock lighthouse built in the 1990s, the structure is ninety feet tall and at a 5,236 foot elevation it is the tallest inland lighthouse.|
|Shoal Point Lighthouse||New York||Located on Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks, this light was built in the 1890s and restored in 2001.|
|Cooperstown Marina Lighthouse||New York||Cooperstown||Located on Otsego Lake, this light was built in 1955.|
This is a list of the youngest mayors in the United States. This list is inclusive of individuals nearest to the age of majority at the time of their election; usually under the age of 25. The people listed here are notable because of the rarity of their age category holding elected office of any type, particularly mayoralships. This list also includes young mayors who have led significant or noteworthy terms.
Listed in alphabetical order by last name.
|Name||Locale||State||Birth date||Age at election||Population (As of 2000)||Term||Notes|
|Jeremy Wilson||Blossom, Texas||Texas||1986||24||1,487||2010–present||Youngest mayor in Blossom, and Texas history |
|Jonathan Wallace||Coe Township, Port Byron, IL||IL||1990||19||1,500||2009–present||Youngest township trustee in history. Possibly youngest elected official in the United States. |
|Tashua Allman||Glenville||WV||1988||21||1,544||2009–present||Youngest mayor of Glenville and youngest female and youngest mayor in West Virginia history |
|Jenny Lynn Barger||Sligo||PA||1988||20||728||2009–Present||Youngest ever female mayor. Appointed to fill term of Mark Rummell who resigned late last year.|
|Harry Zikas, Jr.||Alpha||NJ||1978||21||2482||2000–2007||Served two terms as mayor before serving on the Borough Council.|
|Jeff Beauregard||Palo||IA||1979||29||988||2008–2009||Beauregard was appointed to mayor's position in July, 2008 by city council. He led his community through its recovery process after a flood inundated the whole community. Beauregard has won numerous awards for his leadership during and after the flood.|
|Ryan T. Belski||Rices Landing||PA||1988||20||600||2009–Present||Youngest mayor in Rices Landing History and one of the youngest current mayors in the United States won by a landslide margin of 70% to 30%.|
|Ryan J. Bingham||Torrington||CT||1983||22||36,248||2005–present||Youngest mayor of Torrington and youngest mayor in Connecticut history|
|Stephen Brinlee||Wilburton||OK||1985||22||2,972||2007–present||Brinlee was elected Mayor of Wilburton while serving as the Latimer County Democratic Party Chairman. His predecessor, Karin Woodruff, was named 2006's Small Town Mayor of the Year. Brinlee received 238 votes to Woodruff's 100.|
|Julian Castro||San Antonio||TX||1974||34||1,336,040||2009–Present||Among the youngest mayors of a city of this size. Was a leading candidate for Mayor of San Antonio in 2005 but was narrowly defeated by Phil Hardberger.|
|Matt Delligatti||Fairmont||WV||1986||22||19,097||2009 to present||On January 13, 2009 Matt became the youngest ever mayor of Fairmont by a five to three vote among council members. Fairmont is West Virginia's seventh largest city.|
|Jeffrey Dunkel||Mount Carbon||PA||1985||18||87||2003–present|||
|Scott Faughn||Poplar Bluff||MO||1980||22||17,029||2002–2004||In 2005, Faughn was found guilty of forgery charges related to a highway project he promoted as mayor.|
|Matt Ganssle||Kemp||Texas||1980||28||1133||2009–present||Youngest mayor elected in the history of Kemp, Texas. Elected to Council at 27. Youngest openly gay mayor in America (at time of election). First known openly gay Mayor elected in the State of Texas.|
|John Gibeau||Ceylon||MN||1977||21||413||1998–2004, 2006–present||Youngest mayor in the history of Minnesota.|
|John S. Gibson, Jr.||Geneseo||KS||1901||23||272||1924-?|
|Robert T. Gibson||Mannford||OK||1980||20||2,095||2001-2001||Impeached by the council by a 3-2 vote. The three members voting for impeachment lost their upcoming re-election bids. As of 2009, Gibson is serving on the same council that impeached him.|
|Jeffrey Graham||Camden||SC||1982||28||6,682||2008–Present||Youngest mayor in South Carolina|
|Rusty Hammer||Campbell||CA||1954||21||38,138||1975–1978||When he was elected, Hammer was proclaimed the youngest mayor ever in the U.S.|
|John Tyler Hammons||Muskogee||OK||September 4, 1988||19||38,310||2008–present||Hammons won 70 percent of the vote over the three-term former mayor, and was a freshman at the University of Oklahoma when elected.|
|Mathias Harter||La Crosse||WI||November 17, 1984||24||51,818||2009–present||Youngest Mayor in LaCrosse, WI History |
|Gordon Hennington||Hamburg||Ark.||1934||24||3,309||1959–1962, 2003–present||Hennington was in the automobile business during the 40 years between his first and second terms. Is now seeking fourth term in office. (2011-2014)|
|Jerrod W. Holton||Midway||FL||1984||23||1,444||2007–Present||In addition to being one of the youngest mayors in the state of Florida, Jerrod Holton is the youngest ever to be elected to the city council in 2007 at the age of 23. In 2008, he was selected to serve a two year term as Mayor Pro-Tem. Due to the resignation of Mayor James Hinson, Jerrod Holton became the youngest to serve as mayor of the City of Midway, Florida.|
|Trey A. Joy||Smith Center||KS||June 26, 1989||19||1,600||2009–Present||Youngest Mayor to ever be elected in the State of Kansas. Trey won the election on April 7, 2009 and took office on April 9, 2009. Trey ran as a write-in candidate against Keith Waldron. Trey had 152 of the 239 votes reported, or about 64%. Trey is a member of the Republican party.|
|Robert F. Kennon||Minden||LA||1902||23||229,661||1926–1928||Kennon, after his mayoral services, was a district attorney and judge, and from 1952-1956 the governor of Louisiana|
|Jason Klush||Pittston||PA||1976||32||8,104||2010–present||Jason Klush defeated a man twice his age (Mayor Joe Keating) in the 2009 Democratic Primary |
|Michael A. Lombardo||Pittston||PA||unknown||33||8,104||1998–2005||Michael Lombardo defeated the older incumbent mayor (Tom Walsh) back in the late 90s|
|Marco Lopez||Nogales||AZ||1978||22||19,870||2000–2003||Immigrated to the United States in 1994.|
|Evan Low||Campbell||CA||1983||23||Became a City Councilmember in the 2006 elections and the City Council voted him as Mayor for the December 2009-2010 year.||Evan Low became the youngest Asian American/Chinese and youngest Gay Elected Mayor in the Country|
|Seth Low||Brooklyn||NY||1850||31||1881–1885||After he was mayor of Brooklyn, Low became the only person to be President of Columbia University and Mayor of New York City.|
|Josh Maxwell||Downingtown||PA||1983||26||7,589||2010–present||Youngest mayor in Downingtown's history|
|Andrew Meredith||Galt||CA||1980||27||23,173||2007–Present||Youngest Mayor of a California city with a population over 20,000.|
|Derek Merrin||Waterville||OH||1986||21||4,828||2007–Present||Currently, the youngest mayor in Ohio. Defeated three-term incumbent, Chuck Peyton (D), by almost 53% of vote. At age 19, Merrin was elected to council by garnering the most votes in Waterville's history and besting three incumbents. Mayor Merrin is a strong conservative that campaigned door-to-door advocating fiscal responsibility.|
|Marc Molinaro||Tivoli||NY||1975||20 (est)||1,163||1995–2007|||
|Amel Morris||Westernport||MD||1984||24||2,104||2008–Present||Thought to be the youngest Mayor in the history of Maryland, Morris beat the five term incumbent by a vote count of 443-187.|
|Justin Nickels||Manitowoc||WI||1987||22||34,670||2009–present||Justin Nickels was elected mayor of Manitowoc on April 7, 2009. Took office April 21, 2009.|
|G. Michael Peccon||Carmichaels||PA||1980||21||556||2002–2004||Greene County Originally appointed by Council. G. Michael Peccon was then elected Mayor in the following election by over 85% of the voters. This made him the Youngest Re-Elected Mayor in the State of PA.|
|James P. Perron||Elkhart||IN||July 29, 1955||28||51,874||1984–1999||Perron was the longest serving Mayor in Elkhart and first ever to be elected to third and fourth terms respectively. He was also the youngest person ever elected in the City's history, having served one term on the Common Council (elected in 1979, age 23).|
|Patrick D. Plumb||Tonasket||WA||June 22, 1979||30||1,000||2010–Present||Plumb was the youngest ever elected Mayor in Tonasket's history. He was also the youngest person ever elected in the City's history, having served one term on the City Council (elected in 2004, age 24).|
|Christopher Portman||Mercer||PA||1983||19||2,391||2002–2003||Portman resigned before the end of his term.|
|Robert Prah||Smithton||PA||Aug. 9, 1982||22||444||2006–Present||Prah is regarded as the youngest mayor of Smithton Borough.|
|Romaine Robert Quinn||Rice Lake||WI||1991||19||8,320||2010–present||Elected April 6, 2010. Takes office April 20, 2010|
|Michael J. Raatz||Abbotsford||WI||Feb. 1, 1987||20||1,956||2007–present||Raatz lost the first election in 2005 by 30 votes in a three man race, then in 2007, he won the election by 8 and then 10 votes. The incumbent called for a recount which gained Raatz an extra 2 votes.|
|Luke Ravenstahl||Pittsburgh||PA||6 February 1980||27||334,563||2006–present||Ravenstahl is regarded as the youngest mayor of a major American city. He was 26 when as City Council President, he assumed the vacant mayoral office upon the death of Bob O'Connor, his predecessor, before being elected to the position to serve out O'Connor's term the following year.|
|Jacob Reuter||Epworth||IA||1982||27||1,589||2009–present||Reuter, Epworth's youngest mayor, was appointed to office on March 24, 2009.|
|Jason M. Rhoades||East Syracuse||NY||1976||25||3,178||2001-|
|Christopher Seeley||Linesville||PA||September, 1987||18||1,155||2005–present|||
|Justin Seese||Ashville||PA||1990||19||279||2009-||Won Democratic primary at 18 in May 2009. Grandson of Ashville 12-year mayor Laverne Passanita.|
|Mike Sellers||Cobleskill||NY||1984||21||6,407||2005–2009||Mike Sellers will not seek re-election in 2009 race in Cobleskill, he has been heavily scrutinized by many in the community, just after winning by a large margin in the 2005 Mayoral election.|
|Michael Sessions||Hillsdale||MI||22 September 1987||18||8,233||2005–present|||
|Bjorn E. Skogquist||Anoka||MN||22||18,076||2002-||Skogquist was the youngest mayor ever in Minnesota when he was elected.|
|Jordan S. Stevens||Oktaha||OK||January 13, 1981||27||327||2007–Present||Serves as Vice-Chairman of Oklahoma Young Republicans. Served as Muskogee Mayor John Tyler Hammons Campaign Manager.|
|James M. Sullivan||Victory||NY||26||544||2009–Present||Sullivan was elected by a majority of the Village residents defeating the incumbent of eight years when he ran to dissolve the Village of Victory. He is currently still serving the term and is working on dissolving the Village after he and a group of residents collected 154 signtures to move forward with a study and a vote on dissolution.|
|Joe F. Sullivan||Imboden||AR||21||684||1911–1915||Sullivan was physically unable to walk, and relied on a goat-driven cart for transportation.|
|Phil Tanis||Holland||MI||23||34,339||1987-1989 |
|Charles Taylor||Van Buren||AR||1864||21||1885-?||Killed a man while in office.|
|Louis Valdez||Nogales||AZ||unknown||20 ||20,878||mid-1990s||Appeared on a Season 1 episode of "Road Rules."|
|James L. Walls, Jr.||District Heights||MD||1977||28||5,958||2006–Present||Elected as youngest City Council Member at 25, and Elected youngest Vice Mayor at 26, and Mayor at 28|
|Shari K. Watson||East Lincoln||MS||April 27, 1984||23||2008–present||Watson defeated the incumbent mayor with over 65% of the vote.|
|Jason West||New Paltz||NY||1977||26||6,034||2003–2007||A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, West made headlines by solemnizing same-sex marriages in New York.|
|Parker Wiseman||Starkville||MS||1981||28||23,638||2009–present||Youngest mayor in Starkville history|
|Brian Zimmerman||Crabb||TX||1972||11||1983 - ?||Called the "boy mayor" by the media, Zimmerman worked to incorporate the small unincorporated town, which had a population of under 200 when he was elected. This threatened his mayorship because of Texas state law prohibiting under-18s from serving as mayor. His story was made into a movie called Lone Star Kid.|
|William Zuver||Winston||OR||1961||24||3,370||1985–1987||Youngest elected Mayor in the state of Oregon at the time|
|Joshua Ross||Gillespie||IL||1983||22||3,412||2005–2009||At 18 was the youngest member of the Illinois State Board of Education|
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